Carlos Alcaraz‘s maturity and attitude have been complimented by Mats Wilander, who believes the 19-year-old is unquestionably here to stay. Alcaraz defeated Casper Ruud on Sunday, winning his first Grand Slam match 6-4 2-6 7-6 (1) 6-3.
Alcaraz‘s victory at the US Open gave him a Grand Slam title, but he also rose to the top of the world rankings. Alcaraz, who is only 19 years old, has won two Masters tournaments, a Grand Slam, and is currently rated number one in the world.
Wilander: Alcaraz‘s ascent will be remembered forever
Wilander told Eurosport, “We will always remember this rise from Carlos Alcaraz.” “Casper Ruud, the current No. 1, will also live in my memory for his valiant effort and for reaching two Grand Slam finals in 2022.
Carlitos is so mature off the court and on the court – the two go hand-in-hand. He is incredible in his attitude – unreal. Carlos Alcaraz, he was going to get to No. 1 at some time, but to see him accomplish it here by winning is truly historic.
Ruud moves up to No. 2 in the world, becoming the most reliable player in the world, and he will remain there for the next ten years “Alcaraz declared himself prepared to win a Grand Slam after taking home his second Masters championship in Madrid.
Alcaraz has achieved his objective and is now a Grand Slam champion after four months. Alcaraz gave his team a warm embrace and spent some time with them following the US Open final. “The relief for Alcaraz and sharing this with his team is lovely, and I feel fortunate to have seen it firsthand.
It only goes to show how committed he has been to this sport from a young age, and to play this tennis at the end of a Grand Slam is beyond astounding “said Kim Clijsters. Alcaraz‘s anticipated next major objective will be to attempt to win the ATP Finals later in the year.